We are pleased to present Dr. Ruth Potee who will discuss the physiology of addiction and explain how addiction is a brain disease. Her presentation will include information on the way the brain works and why certain substances – including opioids – are so appealing to the user once experienced by the brain.
Dr. Potee is a board certfied family physician and addiction medicine physician at Valley Medical Group in Greenfield MA. In addition to practicing full-scope family medicine, she is currently the Medical Director of the Franklin County House of Corrections, the Franklin Recovery and Treatment Center and the Pioneer Valley Regional School District as well as Chair of the Health Care Solutions of the Opioid taskforce of Franklin County. Dr. Potee is sponsored by the SHINE Initiative.